Computer Problems…

I’ve got a problem with my CD drive. Last Thursday i was playing a CD, and i moved the laptop onto the bed. Well now the drive won’t work.

When i try to play a CD, it makes the normal sounds like it’s preparing to play it, but then it just stops. The “DVD” drive doesn’t show up in the Computer area.

Can anyone help? I don’t want to reboot unless i really really have to. Would moving the laptop from my knee to the bed when I was playing a CD affect it?

For your information, I’m using a Vijitsu Seamens laptop.

Thanks.